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James Anderson - Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome
James Anderson - Castel Sant
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Ref.#: 12109Price: $9,000
 
 Medium: Salt print from wet plate negativeMount: on original mountPhoto Date: 1852Print Date: 1852Dimensions: 11-1/4 x 14-3/8 in. (286 x 365 mm)Photo Country: ItalyPhotographer Country: Scotland  
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Very rare and early large plate photograph from Anderson. Title written in period ink and Spithover blind stamp on recto of mount. The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as the Castel Sant'Angelo, is a towering cylindrical building in Rome, initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum. Legend holds that the Archangel Michael appeared atop the mausoleum, sheathing his sword as a sign of the end of the plague of 590, thus lending the castle its present name.

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